Boeing Recommends Air Taxi Safety Standards Mirror Those for Commercial Jets Written 10 November 2022


A Volocopter 2X prototype completes a test flight near Helsinki International Airport in 2019. | Credit: Volocopter; Aerospace America–©

Reuters reported that The Boeing Company “urged regulators on Tuesday to subject a new generation of air taxis to the same strict safety standards as commercial jets, saying the aircraft designed for short flights on demand should not be judged on a par with small planes.” Federal regulators are innovating design and operational requirements for the eVTOL air taxis, which would allow airline passengers to bypass street traffic. “Analysts say certification standards that air taxis must meet will be make-or-break for many of the new projects vying for investment.”
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